When you first meet a personal injury attorney, your lawyer will want to know all the minute details that occurred during the incident to analyze the depth of the situation. The total length of the first meeting may vary according to the intensity of the situation. In simple, straightforward cases as bike accidents, car accidents, the initial meeting would be short, more so if you are prepared with all the related details. Complex cases such as medical malpractice or injuries sustained due to defective or expired products, the first meeting is rather time-consuming as the lawyer would require all the details to prove that the other party is liable.
How Does The Consultation Work?
The lawyer you are supposed to consult will ask you questions that include facts about your medical treatment or other people that were involved in the accident, any witness and so on. The same is followed by discussions related to the agreement of the representation, legal fees related to the case and any extra costs.
What To Expect From A Personal Injury Attorney?
- The attorney you consult might ask you to sign some forms that authorize him to release related medical information held by your healthcare providers to drag the case on your behalf.
- Your lawyer would want all the details related to your insurance coverage.
- The lawyer will want to know if you have had a conversation with any media channel or interviewer regarding the incident. If you have done so, let him in on all the details of what you said, word by word.